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Fruits of the Atlantic Forest potentially functional potential: characterization, plant propagation and postharvest conservation

Grant number: 14/12606-3
Support Opportunities:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: April 01, 2017 - March 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Crop Science
Principal Investigator:Angelo Pedro Jacomino
Grantee:Angelo Pedro Jacomino
Host Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers:Antonio Vargas de Oliveira Figueira ; Claire Isabel Grígoli de Luca Sarantópoulos ; Eduardo Purgatto ; Francisco de Assis Alves Mourão Filho ; Hilton Thadeu Zarate do Couto ; João Alexio Scarpare Filho ; Luiz Alberto Colnago ; Marise Cagnin Martins Parisi ; Marta Helena Fillet Spoto ; Neuza Mariko Aymoto Hassimotto ; Pedro Esteves Duarte Augusto ; Ricardo Alfredo Kluge ; Severino Matias de Alencar ; Simone Rodrigues da Silva ; Solange Guidolin Canniatti Brazaca
Associated grant(s):17/27113-0 - Multi-user equipment approved in grant 2014/12606-3: fruits of the Atlantic Forest potentially functional potential: characterization, plant propagation and postharvest conservation. Its a high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), AP.EMU
Associated scholarship(s):22/08585-7 - Gaseous composition in the conservation of uvaia: effects on the profile of bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity, BP.DR
22/05049-7 - Physicochemical characterization of cambucis, uvaias, grumixamas and cherries from Rio-Grande - 2022/2023, BP.IC
22/05027-3 - Controlled atmosphere for conservation of uvaia (Eugenia pyriformis) under simultaneous alteration of oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations, BP.IC
+ associated scholarships 21/05199-6 - Postharvest conservation of uvaia, grumixama and Rio-Grande cherry: determination of temperature for storage, BP.IC
21/02235-1 - Controlling atmospheric composition to extend the shelf life of cambuci, BP.TT
19/13853-8 - Bioactive compounds in cambuci (Campomanesia phaea O. Berg Landrum) and uvaia (Eugenia pyriformis Cambess): native fruits of the Atlantic Forest, BP.MS
19/04706-1 - Characterization of accessions and ripening stages of Rio-Grande cherry (Eugenia involucrata DC.), BP.MS
19/05015-2 - Characterization of post-harvest quality of cambucis using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), BP.TT
18/21986-5 - Characterization of volatile compounds and their precursors in cereja do Rio Grande (Eugenia involucrata DC.) and grumixama (Eugenia brasiliensis LAM.), native fruits from Atlantic Forest, BP.MS
18/26192-7 - Effect of packaging on astringency removal of cambuci fruit (Campomanesia phaea), BP.IC
18/00927-0 - Quality of fruits from selected plants of cambuci, uvaia, grumixama and cherry-of-Rio Grande., BP.PD - associated scholarships


The Atlantic Forest biome in Brazil has great biodiversity; despite of a considerable part has been lost by its occupation by agricultural areas (pastures and crops). The native fruits of this biome are economically underexploited, mainly by extrativism by local communities, and not adequately commercialized. The lack of scientific information about such species, associated with the lack of appropriate fresh conservation and processing technologies significantly affect their potential for commercialization and consumption. Native fruits from the Atlantic Forest such as cambuci (Campomanesia phaea O. Berg), uvaia (Eugenia pyriformis Cambess.), cereja-do-rio grande (Eugenia involucrata DC.) and grumixama (Eugenia brasiliensis Lam.), although poorly studied, have great functional and sensory potential that can be exploited, especially in small properties related to family farming, where diversification of their production is very important. Fruit characterization if the first step in order to access information regarding postharvest response and their potential for fresh fruit market and industrialization. On the other hand, investigations related to population genetics are important to learn about the genetic diversity of this species and to create strategies for exploitation and in situ conservation of this germplasm. Finally, the development of conservation technologies is the key to minimize losses and to provide high quality product that meets consumer expectations. This study aims to characterize the fruits of the Atlantic Forest (cambuci, uvaia, cereja-do-rio grande and grumixama) as far as their genetic diversity, functional value and the physical, chemical and sensorial characteristics of the fruits, as well as to optimize multiplication techniques (nursery tree production) and conservation technologies for fresh and/or processed forms in order to enable the commercial exploitation of these fruits. (AU)

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Scientific publications (18)
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MARCELO BROSSI SANTORO; BRUNA DO AMARAL BROGIO; MARIANE JERONIMO FORTE; MÁRCIO REZENDE RIBEIRO SOARES; GABRIEL TORNISIELO COLLUSSO; ANGELO PEDRO JACOMINO; SIMONE RODRIGUES DA SILVA. Multiplicação vegetativa da espécie Eugenia involucrata, nativa da Mata Atlântica. Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira, v. 57, . (14/12606-3)
SPRICIGO, POLIANA CRISTINA; BARBOSA CORREIA, BANNY SILVA; BORBA, KARLA RODRIGUES; TAVER, ISABELA BARROSO; MACHADO, GUILHERME DE OLIVEIRA; WILHELMS, RENAN ZIEMANN; KENG QUEIROZ JUNIOR, LUIZ HENRIQUE; JACOMINO, ANGELO PEDRO; COLNAGO, LUIZ ALBERTO. lassical Food Quality Attributes and the Metabolic Profile of Cambuci, a Native Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest Frui. Molecules, v. 26, n. 12, . (14/12606-3, 18/00927-0, 19/05015-2, 19/13656-8)
FREITAS, THAIS PADUA; SPRICIGO, POLIANA CRISTINA; PURGATTO, EDUARDO; JACOMINO, ANGELO PEDRO. Aroma and soluble solid contents of the uvaia-a native Atlantic rainforest fruit-are negatively affected by early harvest. JOURNAL OF FOOD BIOCHEMISTRY, v. 43, n. 7, . (14/12606-3)
SOARES, JACKELINE CINTRA; ROSALEN, PEDRO LUIZ; LAZARINI, JOSY GOLDONI; MASSARIOLI, ADNA PRADO; DA SILVA, CAMILA FORTUNATO; NANI, BRUNO DIAS; FRANCHIN, MARCELO; DE ALENCAR, SEVERINO MATIAS. Comprehensive characterization of bioactive phenols from new Brazilian superfruits by LC-ESI-QTOF-MS, and their ROS and RNS scavenging effects and anti-inflammatory activity. Food Chemistry, v. 281, p. 178-188, . (13/13190-2, 14/12606-3)
GUEDES, JAQUELINE SOUZA; LIMA, DAMARIS CARVALHO; CASTANHA, NANCI; MATTA JUNIOR, MANOEL DIVINO; DUARTE AUGUSTO, PEDRO ESTEVES. Physicochemical and functional properties of a novel starch from uvaia (Eugenia pyriformis) seed, a native fruit from Brazil. JOURNAL OF FOOD PROCESSING AND PRESERVATION, v. 45, n. 10, . (19/05043-6, 14/12606-3)
TOKAIRIN, TATIANE DE OLIVEIRA; GOMES DA SILVA, MINE PRISCILLA; SPRICIGO, POLIANA CRISTINA; DE ALENCAR, SEVERINO MATIAS; JACOMINO, ANGELO PEDRO. Cambuci: a native fruit from the Brazilian Atlantic forest showed nutraceutical characteristics. Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura, v. 40, n. 5, . (14/12606-3)
GOMES DA SILVA, ALINE PRISCILLA; SPRICIGO, POLIANA CRISTINA; PURGATTO, EDUARDO; DE ALENCAR, SEVERINO MATIAS; SARTORI, SERGIO FERNANDO; JACOMINO, ANGELO PEDRO. Chemical composition, nutritional value and bioactive compounds in six uvaia accessions. Food Chemistry, v. 294, p. 547-556, . (14/13473-7, 14/12606-3)
ROJAS, MELIZA LINDSAY; GOMES, BRUNA DE OLIVEIRA; CARVALHO, GISANDRO REIS; SANTOS, KAROLINE COSTA; GUEDES, JAQUELINE SOUZA; BITENCOURT, BRUNA SOUSA; AUGUSTO, PEDRO ESTEVES DUARTE. onvective drying of cambuci, a native fruit from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: Effect of pretreatments with ethanol and freezin. JOURNAL OF FOOD PROCESS ENGINEERING, v. 44, n. 10, . (14/12606-3, 18/17844-0, 19/05043-6)
GOMES, BRUNA DE OLIVEIRA; SANTOS, KAROLINE COSTA; CARVALHO, GISANDRO REIS; BITENCOURT, BRUNA SOUSA; GUEDES, JAQUELINE SOUZA; DUARTE AUGUSTO, PEDRO ESTEVES. vaia fruit (Eugenia pyriformis Cambess) drying: Ethanol as pre-treatment, convective drying kinetics and bioactive compound. JOURNAL OF FOOD PROCESSING AND PRESERVATION, v. 46, n. 2, . (19/05043-6, 14/12606-3, 18/17844-0)
DE SILVA, ALINE PRISCILLA GOMES; SGANZERLA, WILLIAM GUSTAVO; JACOMINO, ANGELO PEDRO; DA SILVA, EDSON PABLO; XIAO, JIANBO; SIMAL-GANDARA, JESUS. Chemical composition, bioactive compounds, and perspectives for the industrial formulation of health products from uvaia (Eugenia pyriformis Cambess - Myrtaceae): A comprehensive review. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, v. 109, p. 10-pg., . (14/13473-7, 19/26925-7, 14/12606-3)
SANTORO, MARCELO BROSSI; BROGIO, BRUNA DO AMARAL; OSSAMU TANAKA, FRANCISCO ANDRE; JACOMINO, ANGELO PEDRO; PEDROSO, RAFAEL MUNHOZ; DA SILVA, SIMONE RODRIGUES. Adventitious rooting and anatomical aspects of Campomanesia phaea stems. Acta Scientiarum. Agronomy, v. 44, p. 9-pg., . (14/12606-3)
MARCELO BROSSI SANTORO; BRUNA DO AMARAL BROGIO; SILVANA CATARINA SALES BUENO; FRANCISCO ANDRÉ OSSAMU TANAKA; ANGELO PEDRO JACOMINO; SIMONE RODRIGUES DA SILVA. Propagação vegetativa de Campomanesia phaea pelas técnicas de alporquia e enxertia. Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira, v. 56, . (14/12606-3)
FREITAS, THAIS PADUA; TAVER, ISABELA BARROSO; SPRICIGO, POLIANA CRISTINA; DO AMARAL, LUCAS BUENO; PURGATTO, EDUARDO; JACOMINO, ANGELO PEDRO. Volatile Compounds and Physicochemical Quality of Four Jabuticabas (Plinia sp.). Molecules, v. 25, n. 19, . (14/12606-3)
SPRICIGO, POLIANA CRISTINA; ALMEIDA, LUISA SOUZA; RIBEIRO, GABRIEL HENRIQUE; CORREIA, BANNY SILVA BARBOSA; TAVER, ISABELA BARROSO; JACOMINO, ANGELO PEDRO; COLNAGO, LUIZ ALBERTO. Quality Attributes and Metabolic Profiles of Uvaia (Eugenia pyriformis), a Native Brazilian Atlantic Forest Fruit. FOODS, v. 12, n. 9, p. 17-pg., . (14/12606-3, 22/08585-7, 18/00927-0, 21/12694-3)
SANTORO, MARCELO BROSSI; BROGIO, BRUNA DO AMARAL; FORTE, MARIANE JERONIMO; RIBEIRO SOARES, MARCIO REZENDE; COLLUSSO, GABRIEL TORNISIELO; JACOMINO, ANGELO PEDRO; DA SILVA, SIMONE RODRIGUES. Vegetative multiplication of the Atlantic Rainforest species Eugenia involucrata br. Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira, v. 57, p. 7-pg., . (14/12606-3)
TOKAIRIN, TATIANE DE OLIVEIRA; SPRICIGO, POLIANA CRISTINA; DE FREITAS, THAIS PADUA; TAVER, ISABELA BARROSO; PURGATTO, EDUARDO; JACOMINO, ANGELO PEDRO. Cambuci ripening: Postharvest quality and volatile compounds production implications. Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura, v. 45, n. 1, p. 15-pg., . (14/12606-3)
TAVER, ISABELA BARROSO; SPRICIGO, POLIANA CRISTINA; NETO, HORST BREMER; DE ALENCAR, SEVERINO MATIAS; MASSARIOLI, ADNA PRADO; JACOMINO, ANGELO PEDRO. Bioactive Compounds and In Vitro Antioxidant Capacity of Cambuci and Uvaia: An Extensive Description of Little-Known Fruits from the Myrtaceae Family with High Consumption Potential. FOODS, v. 11, n. 17, p. 13-pg., . (14/12606-3)
ALINE PRISCILLA GOMES DA SILVA; TATIANE DE OLIVEIRA TOKAIRIN; SEVERINO MATIAS DE ALENCAR; ANGELO PEDRO JACOMINO. Características dos frutos de duas populações de uvaias cultivadas no município de Salesópolis-SP. Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura, v. 40, n. 2, . (14/13473-7, 14/12606-3)

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